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Uber expands Comfort Electric to 14 new US, Canadian markets

Uber is expanding Comfort Electric, the ride-hailing giant’s premium electric vehicle offering, to 14 new markets across the U.S. and Canada. Now, customers in a total of 40 North American marke

Lyft might drop shared rides, stay focused on basics under new CEO

Lyft might once again drop its shared rides offering, just one of several changes the company’s newly appointed CEO could make in a bid to focus on its core ride-hailing business and become prof

Battery sourcing guidance might slash EV tax credits

UPDATE: Tesla tweaks Model 3 page of U.S. website encouraging buyers to take delivery now in anticipation¬†of reduced tax incentives by March 31.¬† The U.S. Treasury Department’s guidance on bat

Disney cuts metaverse division as part of broader restructuring

Walt Disney Co. has eliminated its metaverse division as part of staff cuts that promise to reduce head count by around 7,000 across the company over the next two months, reports The Wall Street Journ

Tesla brings back European referral program as end of Q1 nears

Tesla is bringing back its referral program to Europe, a strategy that taps the brand loyalty of customers as it seeks to boost sales before Q1 ends.

Lyft CEO and president stepping down to be replaced by former Amazon exec

UPDATE: This article has been updated with compensation package information for Green, Zimmer and Risher. Lyft co-founders, CEO Logan Green and president John Zimmer, are stepping down from their role

Why some VCs bet on people over businesses

It’s been tough to raise funds in the last few years for most sectors, and many VCs will tell you that a startup needs to have a killer product-market fit before getting that check. But Eric Tar

Jury selection begins for Tesla racial discrimination lawsuit

Tesla is back in court this week to defend itself against allegations from a Black former worker who claimed the automaker’s Fremont factory is rife with racial discrimination and harassment. Te

Gogoro scales battery swapping to new markets via B2B partners

Gogoro is partnering with Foodpanda in Singapore in the latest B2B play from the battery swapping company aimed at global expansion.

Twitter will kill ‘legacy’ blue checks on April 1

Twitter will start removing legacy blue checkmarks on April Fools Day in the hopes of bumping Twitter Blue subscriptions.

Hivemapper is 1M kilometers closer to goal of beating Google Maps

Hivemapper, the startup that puts dashcams on ride-hail and delivery vehicles to map the world, is getting a little closer to its goal of toppling the B2B mapping empire that Google has built. With on

How a proposed federal e-bike incentive could lead to fewer battery fires

As electric bikes grow in popularity, the number of deadly fires caused by faulty lithium-ion batteries has also risen. One of the main culprits? Cheap e-bikes delivered from non-reputable, overseas c

Hear from Contrary Capital and AtoB on TechCrunch Live today

We're talking to Eric Tarczynski of Contrary Capital and Harshita Arora of AtoB about how the VC and startup world reacts to the Girl Genius vs. the Boy Genius.

Cruise Origin rolls into Austin, WeRide makes its IPO move and TuSimple stirs up more drama

The Station is a weekly newsletter on the future of transportation. This week, WeRide files an IPO and the Cruise Origins rolls into Austin.

Via confirms it’s acquired trip planning app Citymapper to boost its transit tech

Last month, when transportation startup Via raised $110 million at a $3.5 billion valuation, CEO Daniel Ramot said it planned to make acquisitions to grow its transportation technology stack. Now, a p

Zipline unveils cute little droid to make drone delivery more accurate

Zipline unveiled its next generation electric autonomous drone platform Wednesday that includes an updated drone as well as a more accurate method of delivering parcels to a customer’s home. Zip

TuSimple co-founder blames exit on CEO pay and autonomy downgrade

TuSimple co-founder Xiaodi Hou has refuted allegations from senior leadership that he was trying to poach staff for his new company. In a LinkedIn post, Hou said that he resigned from TuSimple’s

Reddit has been down for hours

Social media platform Reddit is experiencing an outage that is affecting its website and app, according to the company’s status page and to whoever has tried to load the platform. Reddit has bee

California agency must provide Tesla with details of racial bias investigation

California’s Civil Rights Department (CRD) must provide Tesla with details of the investigation it conducted prior to filing a lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination, a judge has

TuSimple co-founder resigns, accused of poaching staff for new venture

TuSimple’s co-founder Xiaodi Hou resigned from the company’s board of directors last week amid an internal investigation which sought to verify claims that Hou approached TuSimple employee
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